Nicaragua Expects 38% Growth in Meat Industry

Meat processing plants foresee slaughtering 250,000 more cattle by 2014, a 38% increase.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Onel Pérez, president of the Nicaraguan Chamber of Beef Exporters (Canicarne), noted that they expect to slaughter 650,000 animals in 2010, out of a maximum capacity of 1.1 million in the country's 4 processing plants.

Pérez remarked that 'certified slaughterhouses have made considerable investments to handle the expected increase'.

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January 2013

In 2013, the dairy sector is expected to keep the same pace of growth it has reported since in the year 2000.

Industry representatives indicated that for this year they expect an increase in the collection of milk by processing plants and cooperatives. consulted Centrolac’s executive director, Alfredo Lacayo who said "that one of the company's plans is to increase collection by between 8 and 12 percent.

Dairy Industry Foresees Growth in 2012

February 2012

Milk production in Costa Rica grew by 1.5% in 2011 compared to the figures from 2010. Dos Pinos, the market leader, expects to process 5% more in shipments of milk in 2012.

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Calvo Bases Itself in El Salvador

September 2011

The tuna company has invested $10 million in improvements at the industrial plant and in ship repairs.

In order to increase its production capacity, the processor and marketer of tuna has invested $5 million to improve the operating plant in La Union, El Salvador.

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Panamanian Milk Production Up 11.7%

July 2010

Despite increases in the first four months of the year, current supplies are not able to meet demand.

Panamanian production is only able to provide 50% of total milk consumed by the the country, the rest is imported.

"Local producers warn that the market is reducing the incentive to increase output by cutting the price of grade C milk from 36 cents to 30", reports

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